My Improvised Liberty Park Run

My Grandma had a saying whenever she had to do something she didn’t really want to do. She’d exasperate, “you gotta do what’cha gotta do, when gotta do it!” And, she’d usually follow that up with, “well Josher, you can’t win them all!” You could pretty much sum up my Saturday long run with those words. This weekend has been on my calendar for a loooooong run. Initially, I wanted to do a self-supported ultra…

35lbs. lighter for Birthday #35 …

Welp, I am a year older — as far as a year wiser … that’s up for debate. I definitely don’t feel 35. But, then again — how is 35 suppose to feel, right? It didn’t help that I woke up on my birthday with a kinked neck and sore muscles. But, luckily, those sore muscles were from my 20 miler. The kinked neck? Probably because I am old. I had a really good birthday…

#FitnessFriday: 20 Midnight Miles …

Egags! That was one of the toughest things I’ve ever done. This was the weekend I was planning my midnight 20 mile treadmill run. Originally, I was going to do it Saturday morning beginning at 12am, but our family is heading out of town for the weekend — so I decided to move it up a day to Friday morning. So, here I am writing about my run — pretty much half asleep. I wouldn’t…

#FitnessFriday: Red (bloody nipples), White (pasty legs) and Blue (bruised toenails)

Before we start blabbering about the 4th of July weekend it should be noted that today is Canada Day. So to all my Canadian friends and Canada lovers — Happy Canada Day! This isn’t just a hollow salutation — not only am I part Canadian (1/8) but I actually have stories of celebrating Canada Day IN Canada. I don’t know how this makes me more special … it just does. It was actually 20 years…

RACE #103: Park City Half

I have decided that running a half marathon ON your birthday is like the best way to not just kick start your birthday, but celebrate it. Originally, I had planned on making this Race #100, but after deciding to move it up the Handcart Days Half in July the plan was abandoned. So it simply turned into a birthday run. Regardless of the significance, I was still excited to run. It not only was it…

The 85th Fartlek Friday™ – I hear someone is having a birthday … oh wait … that’s me!

If you couldn’t tell by the title of this week’s post and the graphic header … this weekend is my BIRTHDAY! Well, specifically, tomorrow is my 34th birthday. It’s a weird feeling for me, because I don’t feel 34 and … well … I don’t act 34 either (but that’s a post for another day). Since I share a birthday with my sister we are celebrating the weekend as a family up in Park City. We…

34 things you should probably know about me … if you don’t already

This Saturday I am turning 34 years old. It’s kinda hard to believe. I’ve pretty much embraced my 30’s so I am not going to be going into some quarter life crisis or anything anytime soon. But, at the same time I won’t lie … it’s strange. I don’t feel 34 mentally or physically. Well, physically, probably more so than mental. But, I can’t much of a difference from when I was in my 20s….

My ‘Murica Weekend

This will be a short entry, mainly because I have no race to report or running for that matter. After three tough weeks of running and racing, I decided to rest my weary legs this past week. So that’s what I did. I worked out a couple times and I walked quite a bit, but no running. I am going to run a couple two milers this week before my two races this upcoming Saturday….